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Archive for June, 2009

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Should You Worry About Pirates On Your Next Cruise Travel?

It seems like there is a new pirate attack every week. Which has some potential cruise passengers, a little worried. So what is the real concern?

Certificate of Failure? Customer Service Recovery at United Airlines
Airlines & Airports

Certificate of Failure? Customer Service Recovery at United Airlines

Almost every week I’ve talked about my recent experience with United Airlines, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t give you an update. I reach out to anybody who either… Read More…

Yemenia Airlines, Crashes into Indian Ocean Near Comoros
Airlines & Airports / Africa / Middle East / Plane Crashes

Yemenia Airlines, Crashes into Indian Ocean Near Comoros

An Airbus A310 with 153 people on board crashed into the Indian Ocean early Tuesday morning as it tried to land in the Comoros Islands amid gusty winds and rough… Read More…

JD Power and Associates Releases Latest Airline Satisfaction Survey
Airlines & Airports

JD Power and Associates Releases Latest Airline Satisfaction Survey

It should come as no surprise that the results of the 2009 J.D. Power North American Airline Satisfaction Study, which was just released today, show that passengers are anything but… Read More…

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Medical Treatment Travel Tips

In the past few years, thousands of Americans have traveled out of the country for medical and dental treatments for a fraction of the price. So what do you need… Read More…

Hard Landing on US Airways Related to Billy Mays Death?
Airlines & Airports

Hard Landing on US Airways Related to Billy Mays Death?

A number of high-profile celebrities and entertainers passed away over the last few days, including comedian Ed McMahon, pop star Michael Jackson, actress Farrah Fawcett, and TV pitchman Billy Mays…. Read More…

Culinary Travel: 10 Restaurants in the USA That Can Challenge Your Stomach
Culinary Travel / Restaurants / USA

Culinary Travel: 10 Restaurants in the USA That Can Challenge Your Stomach

The restaurant industry is often one of the first to feel the bad times when the economy starts to tank. Recently, probably because of our current down economy, it even… Read More…

Cruise Inc. In-Flight on American Airlines
Airlines & Airports / Cruise Travel

Cruise Inc. In-Flight on American Airlines

You can cruise at 35,000 feet! If you’re taking an American Airlines flight between July 1 and July 15, you can catch Peter’s CNBC special “Cruise Inc.: Big Money on… Read More…

Foxwoods, Connecticut, and Train Travel – Hour 1 – PGW Radio
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Foxwoods, Connecticut, and Train Travel – Hour 1 – PGW Radio

On June 27, Peter was broadcasting his radio show from the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. His guests in the first hour include: Famed travel writer Paul Theroux,… Read More…

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Budget Travel, Local Travel and Once in a Lifetime Trips – Hour 2 – PGW Radio

On June 27, Peter was broadcasting his radio show from the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. His guests in the second hour include: Lori Potter, a Member of… Read More…

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China Travel Tips, China Travel Advice and Connecticut – Hour 3 – PGW Radio

On June 27, Peter was broadcasting his radio show from the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. His guests in the third hour include: J. Maarten Troost, author of… Read More…

Ask the Locals Travel Guide: Foxwoods, New London, Mystic & Mashantucket, Connecticut
Ask the Locals

Ask the Locals Travel Guide: Foxwoods, New London, Mystic & Mashantucket, Connecticut

This week, Peter is broadcasting from the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. But since Mashantucket is rather tiny, we went a bit broader and asked some locals about… Read More…

Britain Launches First High-Speed Train Service
Trains / British Isles / Europe / Olympics

Britain Launches First High-Speed Train Service

Trainspotters and Olympics fans all over the UK are celebrating the imminent launch of the UK’s first high-speed train service, which will ferry passengers between London and southeast England at… Read More…

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Eco-Friendly Outdoor Gadgets

Summer’s almost here, and that means camping, hiking and biking. And the good news is that there are now plenty of eco-friendly—and sometimes wacky—travel gear to make sure you leave… Read More…

Southern Comfort: Finding Good Food and Down-Home Hospitality on the Road
Culinary Travel / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Entertainment / Restaurants / USA

Southern Comfort: Finding Good Food and Down-Home Hospitality on the Road

In times like these, we can all use a little extra comfort. And summer’s a fine time to experience a taste of Southern comfort. Indeed, good food and down-home hospitality… Read More…

June 28, 2009: Foxwoods Resort, Connecticut
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June 28, 2009: Foxwoods Resort, Connecticut

Peter is broadcasting his radio show this Saturday from the MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Call in with your burning travel questions at 1-888-88-PETER (1-888-887-3837), or… Read More…

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Laptop Security on the Road

Worried about laptop theft on the road? There are some services out there that can help get your computer back—or maybe even prevent the theft in the first place. You’ve… Read More…

Memo From Paris: Luxury Hotels At Discount Prices
Luxury Travel

Memo From Paris: Luxury Hotels At Discount Prices

I know I’ve told you a little about the Hotel Powers in my postcard, but now I have the low-down on the four hotels in the group and their guaranteed… Read More…

FAA Fatigue Rules, Flight 3407, Air France, Swine Flu and Magic Italy
Europe / France & Belgium / Italy & Greece / Plane Crashes

FAA Fatigue Rules, Flight 3407, Air France, Swine Flu and Magic Italy

There are a lot of hot stories in the world of travel today. So here’s a roundup of the main travel news stories from around the world. FAA asking airlines… Read More…